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Sir Leon at LSE

EU Commissioner Sir Leon Brittan will be speaking on international trade at the London School of Economics and Political Science on Thursday 1 July.

Sir Leon's lecture, entitled The WTO and the Millennium Round , is one in a series organised by LSE's

International Trade Policy Unit. It takes place from 6.30 to 7.30pm in the Old Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street.

Sir Leon is Vice President of the European Commission with responsibilities including EU external trade policy. In this role he is responsible for negotiating the European Union's position in the up-coming WTO Ministerial meeting in Seattle in late November. This WTO Ministerial will launch a new round of WTO negotiations.

The preparations for this next round of WTO negotiations have now reached a critical stage. Over the coming months the agenda for the next round of World Trade Organisation negotiations will be determined. Decisions will shape:

  • coming years, including agricultural projects;
  • news opportunities provided for European industry as a result of  lowering tariffs and the opening up of the services sector;
  • the evolution of rules relationing to trade and the environment, intellectual property and food safety;
  • the possibility of creating a new international agreement to encourage investment;
  • the possibility of creating a new agreement on competition rules.      

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Further information: 

Stephen Woolcock, International Trade Policy Unit, LSE,  Tel: 020 7955 7696
Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, 020 7955 7582

30 June 1999

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